The National Hospital Insurance Fund has entered into a partnership with retired police officers to ensure they are covered.
The cover targets more than 1,000 retired officers under the umbrella body National Association of Retired Police Officers in Kenya (Narpok).
NHIF CEO Geogrey Mwangi on Tuesday said the officers were comprehensively covered while in service and the benefits should be extended when they are retired.
“The health insurance needs of the retired officers are unique to their profession and circumstances. Some might have been exposed to health-threatening scenarios while serving and are suffering from them up to now. They will not be locked out due to their age and other circumstances,” Mwangi said.
The special range of services includes renal dialysis, consultation, laboratory services, drugs, dental, optical, radiology, rehabilitation services if needed, annual medical check-ups, maternity and referral services.
Others include ambulance, kidney transplant, hearing aid and treatment for chronic diseases such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes.